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As I announced yesterday after inferring things from elsewhere, it’s official.  Anthony Rizzo will be in tonight’s lineup vs. the Mets.  I’d continue to paint the walls of your brain with more praise, but I think we’ve heard enough.  If I effuse anymore, you Rizzo owners aren’t going to be able to get into your pants anymore.  Let’s look at reality for a second, last year he hit 1 homer and .141 in 49 games and 128 ABs.  I didn’t make those numbers up.  I seriously just looked them up on the Al Gore-invented Internet.  One homer, .141 average.  That sounds downright Zimmermanian.  Sure, it was in Petco (for his home games), and the only one that likes to hit there is Tony Gwynn and he’s hitting the buffet.  Is it totally outta the realm of possibility that Anthony falls flatso?  Noppers.  Right now, Rizzo might be at the height of his value.  Say you have Konerko, Middlebrooks and really no room for Rizzo, except by clogging up your Utility spot.  I wouldn’t hold onto Rizzo waiting for his value to possibly drop out.  It might take alligator blood to trade Rizzo right now, but to the bold go the fantasy spoils, or whatever that cliche is.   This is not to say I think he will Triple Lindy back into Triple-A, but it’s out there as a possibility.  You didn’t just back up into Miguel Cabrera off of waivers.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Travis Wood – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks.  You know something the media hasn’t covered much?  What a great year it is for pitchers with double entendre last names.  We haven’t seen anything like this since The Big Unit tried a backdoor cutter.  Wood has a K:BB 35:20 in 48 1/3 IP.  That’s fine for NL-Only leagues, but I’d be careful letting Wood poke around my mixed league team.

Shaun Marcum – Elbow is still sore and they’re shutting him down until it gets better.  My guess is it’ll be another couple of weeks.  Couple is two, but is used when you want it to sound like more.  For instance, “Grey, how much of a tip did you leave on that $40 check?”  “A couple of bucks.”

Zack McAllister – The Indians demoted Jeanmar Gomez and are expected to call up the Zach McAttack to jam on Thursday’s start against the Orioles. I wouldn’t be friends forever with him but his numbers this year in AAA and in 25 IP in MLB (7+ K/9, < 3 BB/9) make me more excited than scared to pick him up in deep leagues.

Norichika Aoki – 1-for-3 with a homer and he stole 4 bases on Saturday.  Fun fact:  In Japan, porn music sounds like Norichika-Norichika-boom-boom.

Drew Stubbs – 2-for-3, 2 runs and a steal in his return from the DL.  If an impatient owner dropped Stubbs, I’d pick him up.  No reason why he can’t still give double digit power and great speed.

Mat Latos – 9 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 13 Ks.  Sonavawaivers!  Apparently, the kickstart he needed was me dropping him.  Now I know what people mean when they say they’re Latos intolerant, cause he’s giving me an ulcer.   My only consolatosion is he just came off a 4 IP, 7 ER start vs. the Indians, so it wasn’t like I was starting him in this game either way.  Whatever, I held him longer than Temple Grandin stood at the Emmys in a bolo tie.  I’m not going back, I’ve moved on; now please, Gee, don’t compound my agony.

Hiroki Kuroda – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks to lower his ERA to 3.40.  I’ve been surprised by the year Kuroda’s putting up.  I didn’t think he had a chance to be an under-4 ERA pitcher in The Stadium They Built Across The Street From The House That Ruth Built, but he’s been Hiroki-dokie.

Carlos Ruiz – 3-for-5, 3 runs and his 3rd steal, average is now up to .354.  Chooch don’t want to carry your team, and make you arepas, but Chooch will if he have to.

Jose Tabata – 1-for-4 with a homer.  Now has 3 homers and a .226 average.  Wow, what a terrible season he’s having.  If you had him in your lineup, I’m assuming there was a death in the family and you haven’t checked your team in a while.  Or you’re just dopey.  Either way, my condolences.

Ricky Nolasco – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 4 Ks, lowering his ERA to 4.78.  This is probably a case of the grass is greener for any pitcher except Latos, but Nolasco is capable of running off a month of promise and his July ERA over the last three years is 3.29.  Far and away his best month.

Jose Reyes – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs.  Reyes is 14th on the Fantasy Baseball Player Rater for shortstops.  Wanna find him?  Just close your eyes and say Marco and wait until someone says Scutaro, then look just in front of him.

Heath Bell – 1 IP, 4 ER, Kazaam!

Eric Hosmer – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs with the magnificent, the beautiful, the so-effin’-overdue slam & legs.  You know how when you don’t eat for a long time, you’re not that hungry (I’m onto you, Gandhi!), then when you have one little morsel you suddenly realize how starving you are?  I was past-hunger with Hosmer.  Now, I want more nourishment!

Luke Hochevar – 9 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks.  Ah, so he was the two-start pitcher to go with this week.  Drats you, two start pitcher roulette!  Deep Thoughts with Grey Albright:  I wonder if Hochevar is Flemish, because whenever I say his name I cough up phlegm.

Alex Cobb – 8 IP, 8 ER, 13 hits and 1 K.  In related news, Joe Maddon has a sore elbow so he couldn’t signal to the bullpen.

Justin Grimm – 1 IP, 6 ER as he roofied his owners.  Should be common knowledge you’re juggling flaming chainsaws blindfolded if you roll with a rookie pitcher in Arlington.

Henderson Alvarez – Left yesterday’s game with elbow soreness.  This is the fourth Blue Jays starter in the last week to fall to injury.  See, people take advantage of socialized medicine!

Brandon Morrow – Blue Jays are reporting Morrow won’t be back until mid-August.  If your DL spots are limited, I’d *pinkie to mouth* a-Brandon him.

J.P. Arencibia – 1-for-4 with his 10th homer.  I just dropped him for Geovany Soto, so of course he homered.  I rationalized that I was still Popeil’ing with the “Set It and Forget It” at catcher because I originally drafted Soto.

Colby Rasmus – 3-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer.  I wonder if the Geiger, let’s go! girl is still a fan.  Someone take to Twitter and see if she’ll do our podcast.  Thank you.

Francisco Liriano – 7 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks to lower his ERA to 5.30.  He’s the Godfather of “Ugh, Again?”  Every time I think I’m out, “Ugh, again?”

Ben Revere – 4-for-5 with his 15th steal, five steals in the last 10 games.  The SAGNOF is coming!  The SAGNOF is coming!

Jared Burton – 2nd day in a row with a save as Capps was officially DL’d yesterday and Perkins got the 8th inning Hold.  Burton actually makes more sense than Perkins as the closer (righty vs. lefty; 0.90 WHIP vs. 1.33 WHIP; Richard vs. Tony talking pictures lineage).

Matt Kemp – Aiming to return the first game after the All-Star break.  That deserves a happy face.

Erasmo Ramirez – 8 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks.  I like his name; it sounds like someone in the hospital where he was born didn’t understand Spanish and the mother was actually telling them to erase the name.  In Triple-A, he wasn’t anything special — under 7 K-rate, 3-ish ERA, but nice control.  I don’t think he’s more than an AL-Only pitcher at this point, but he could have Marginer appeal in mixed leagues.  The Ks from last night are the exception to the norm.  “No!  No!  Erase!”  “Erasmo?  Okay.”

Tommy Milone – 7 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners (0 BBs), 5 Ks.  Yesterday’s game was in Safeco, but that’s basically a home game.  Sometime when you got yourself a free second, look at his Home/Away splits.

Quintin Berry – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 12th steal.  You should grab him for steals, but this is more of an aside about the Tigers batting order.  You get to the five hole hitter and, man (and four lady readers), that lineup takes a dive.  It’s like where fantasy sleepers go to die.  Raburn, Boesch, Delmon… They should lose the Old English D and throw a sideways emoticon on these guys.

Kevin Youkilis – He entered the game with his new team hitting .233 and he went 1-for-4, so he’s doing better already!

Nate Eovaldi – 5 IP, 8 ER as he put a dead horse’s Cleveland Steamer in his fantasy owner’s bed.

Ike Davis – 1-for-4 with his 9th homer as he returned to the lineup.  Be like Ike!  (Which is terrible for two and a half months, then finally show signs just as vultures start circling your carcass.)

Mark Prior – Placed on the minor league DL.  He’s still got it!

Ryan Kalish – 2-for-4, 1 RBIs and a steal.  Could be the start of something for deep leagues, but when I say Kalish has been poor, I’m being generous and insulting to the word poor.  On a side note, Topps should do one of those combo cards with Kalish and Kipnis with the title, “Kosher Deli Classics.”

David Ortiz – 2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and 2 homers.  In the Dominican Republic, Manny Ramirez was seen doing the homer hug to a TV.

Felix Doubront – 6 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 2 Ks.  Doubront hasn’t looked that bad since The Majestic was released.  I still like Doubront (his Ks are pretty, aside from this game), but it’s hard to be fully pot-committed to a guy you can’t fully trust in Fenway against the AL East.

Marlon Byrd – Suspended for 50 games for testing positive for a performance-enhancer.  I wonder what the sales pitch was from the performance-enhancer supplier.  “You wanna hit .050 with a long fly out?  Or you wanna hit .210 with a homer?”  “Is it possible I get maybe 2 homers?”  “If the winds right, sure.”  “Give me the needle in my buttocks, Pusher Man!” So far this year, we’ve had Marlon Byrd and Freddy Galvis test positive for performance-enhancers, and have combined for 4 homers.  Has anyone tested Ryan Zimmerman?

Miguel Tejada – Speaking of performance-enhancers, Tejada was released by the O’s.  In honor of what will probably be his swan song, here’s a blurb on Tejada from the Razzball archives, “News came out that Tejada is actually two years older than he had been claiming.  What he’s still not telling you is, Miguel Tejada isn’t actually Latin.  He’s a black guy from the Bay Area who grew up as Michael T. James.  He went to the same high school as Jimmy Rollins, albeit a decade earlier.  After high school, he played at a local community college for two years, then made a slow 8 year progression through the Mexican League.  His game finally took off when he started taking Mexican B12 – aka El Bingo.  He settled on Miguel Tejada as his Latin alias, took out the cornrows, grew a non-hip mustache, and dialed back the age odometer.  In related news, Albert Pujols’ calendar has 15 months in it.  Those extra 3 months are all summer months, which allowed him to practice more when growing up.”

From Around The Web

  1. Donut says:
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    dropped Arencibia for Avila, should I switch that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Donut, Sure

  2. Random Collmenter says:
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    in AL-only league, pick up Arrieta or Erasmo?

    (ugh)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Random Collmenter, Arrieta

      • Random Collmenter says:
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        @Grey, thanks. his FIP and xFIP actually aren’t terrible….

        another trade question (sorry for the barrage lately).

        Trade my Dee Gordon for his Andrelton Simmons + Zobrist?

        I have average problems and Dee isn’t helping. Aaron Hill is my 2B right now so Zobrist would probably be an improvement over him. And hopefully Simmons will start stealing bases like he did in the minors.

        Thoughts? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Random Collmenter, Zobrist hasn’t been better than Hill…

  3. ferris says:
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    pick one crappy NL-only C for ROS

    jesus flores
    rod barajas
    john buck
    nick hundley
    jason castro

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ferris, Flores

  4. MrHappyTime says:
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    Rizzo or Belt rest of season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @MrHappyTime, Belt

  5. TheNewGuy says:
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    Butler or Melky for Util spot short term, OBP league.

    I love Melky but can’t seem to fit him into my lineup (good problem to have I guess).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, Melky

  6. TheNewGuy says:
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    Also, you scared off by Gio’s Coors start today in a 10 team league?

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @TheNewGuy, He hasn’t burned you yet, he’s a fantasy ace, he’s match-up proof until he proves otherwise. He only gave up 2 ER in Boston and 3 ER vs. NYY too. I don’t think you can sit him.

    • Wilsonian says:
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      @TheNewGuy, nah. Aces go out there all the time. Like MattTruss223 said, he’s match-up proof until he proves otherwise. Aces don’t get benched. Stras was relatively strong there last night. Got the loss, but I can handle the rest of his stats.

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @TheNewGuy, currently wind blowin’ in at 10 mph. Just a little more to support the start.

  7. FallGuy says:
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    I can only hold one who would you hold Travis Wood or Zack McAllister?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @FallGuy, Wood

      • mauledbypandas says:
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        @Grey, holding Wood… giggle

  8. papasmurf says:
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    Started Eovaldi and benched Latos… Time to give up. ERA’s gone from 3.5 to 4.3 in 1 month with more 5ER+ outings than I can count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @papasmurf, Damn

  9. isenhauer says:
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    Who can i realistically get for Chris Sale? Beltran or Ortiz? Someone else? I need power. Keeper League.

    • Tony says:
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      @isenhauer, keeper league i’d hold sale…. beltran and ortiz are one foot out the door, or in the grave. Plus I’m thinking we’ve seen the best beltrans got this year in the 1st half. He’s either gonna slump or go on the DL, soon….

    • @isenhauer, Yeah keeper league you can’t let Sale go for one of those guys. Find the power somewhere else.

      • isenhauer says:
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        @WhineSpritzer, @Tony, Im currently in first and i have a great chance of winning. Im worried Sale gets shut down for innings or gets injured and his value can’t get any higher. I could trade CJ Wilson or Hamels, but they are so damn reliable. You think i can get someone better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @isenhauer, You can get cheaper power in a keeper league, as said above.

  10. mcdub says:
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    In AVG/OPS/QS/K/9 dynasty league, give Andrus to get Dee Gordon/CJ Wilson?

    • chata says:
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      @mcdub,

      as the years go by , you’ll see andrus steal less and hit for more power .
      his muscle mass has undergone a dramatic increase in the 4 years that
      he has been on my roster .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @mcdub, Sure

  11. Mike Adamson says:
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    @RasmusGirl has been tweeted. Fingers are crossed. Spirits are high.

    • chata says:
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      @Mike Adamson,

      hopefully , she’s taken some voice lessons , since her 1st video .

      • Mike Adamson says:
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        @chata, I prefer to focus on her enthusiasm although we should always be striving to improve.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike Adamson, Nice!

  12. BSW says:
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    #1-12 team 6 x 6 with OPS, No middle infielders, 3 outfielders, 1 utility spot.
    Who is expendable: LaRoche, Ike Davis, Ratso Rizzo?

    #2-I drool at the prospect of my starters and streamers going against teams such as Seattle and Kansas City, but it has not been working out so well for me of late. I have been following baseball for 25 years and am realizing that maybe I have been reading the standings wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BSW, LaRoche… Ha!

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @BSW, SEA dead last in team OPS at home. Currently #7 on the road (inflated somewhat by numbers at TEX). KC #13 on the road. You might try MLB>stats>sortable team>click on desired header to sort–to get favorable splits. Occasionally, I will drop an intended streamer last minute if, for example, wind blowing out at 20 mph at Wrigley…

      http://dailybaseballdata.com/cgi-bin/weather.pl

  13. Jeff says:
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    I have J. Weeks in my Utility spot. Do I drop him or Aoki Or Nava? Not sure if the injury is slowing him down or if he’s really just not all that good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff, Weeks

  14. The Chew says:
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    I’d like to thank the media for all of the hype on Rizzo because it landed me Lester. Ironically my lineup wouldn’t even allow me to play him. :)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Chew, Nice!

  15. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Clippard or Frieri?
    Cozart or Simmons?
    Middlebrooks or Kendrick?
    (10 team H2H)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ronkonkoma, Frieri…Cozart… Middlebrooks

  16. Turk Wendell says:
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    Hey Grey, great stuff as always. I need some pitching help or this week.

    Blanton, Wood, Doubront, or Nolasco? 12 team mixed

    Is Nolasco I guy I could ride for July?

    I know you don’t want any undue prodding by Wood in a mixed league, but he has looked pretty decent and has some years in the minors with 9-ish k-rate. He only has ~150 IP in the Majors. Is this a guy who could be coming into his own in the next year or so?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Thanks! Nolasco… I’ll probably like Wood for next year, pretty far away from that now…

  17. Jeff says:
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    Morrow – I thought he just tweeted that he was feeling good and the last update I can find (CBS) says he could return before AS break.

    Any injury updates on N. Feliz or J. Werth? Trying to decide which of these 3 to hold down a DL spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff, End of July for Werth… Feliz, haven’t heard…

  18. Mennonite Sports guy says:
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    Ben Francisco went 2/3 with 2 runs last night, he added dh eligibility. I picked him up in that huge league. What are your thoughts on him and that surprising game.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mennonite Sports guy, Ha

      • Mennonite Sports guy says:
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        @Grey, too bad I had dropped him two or three days before and missed those stats. I fast loosing confidence in anything Rotowire has to say. This is what they said on the 17th.
        “Francisco doesn’t appear to have a role waiting for him in Toronto, so the Jays may use all 20 days of his rehab assignment before deciding what to do with the veteran right-handed bat.”

        doh!

        • Chillmodious says:
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          @Mennonite Sports guy, Rotowire = ESPN == Matt Berry === Garbage. It’s the new math!

  19. Turk Wendell says:
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    Hey how about another question…

    Quentin Berry or Chris Nelson at UTIL?

    I’m last in Runs and almost last in HR and RBI…. I’m looking at you Giancarlo.

    Thanks so much Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Turk Wendell, Why are you looking at Giancarlo? Berry…

      • Turk Wendell says:
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        @Grey,
        A) He’s a handsome young man

        B) I don’t wanna taunt Votto

        C)

        D) It’s too depressing to look at Cruz

        This team really should be better than it is. I’m thinking my second half will be much better

  20. Sparks says:
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    That smiling cat busted me up…

    Start Moobs v. Archer
    or
    Prince v. Yu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sparks, Hehe…. Prince

  21. Jeff says:
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    Heath Bell in danger of losing his job again? If so, who is in line to take over?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jeff, He’s not in danger… Cishek

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        ozzie is pretty upset by the fact that chisek can’t field his position .
        don’t think ozzie’s going to trust him .

  22. Gator says:
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    Projections for J Heyward in 2013?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Gator, Let’s see where he goes this year

  23. Cheese says:
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    I say A-Rod, you say equivalent CF value to swap 1-for-1.

    Me: A-Rod

    You: _______________

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cheese, Options?

      • Cheese says:
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        @Grey, Hah, was hoping you were gonna suggest some! Off the top of my head… Victorino, BJ Upton, Jennings, Bourn, Stubbs, Krispie

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Cheese, Bourn, Jennings, Stubbs, Victorino, BJ…

          • Cheese says:
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            @Grey, So you would trade ARod 1-for-1 for any of those 5?

  24. Dirty Jersey says:
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    having picked up Rizzo everywhere…. then reading your post today…. I feel like I just bought a timeshare and you hit me with the fine print and a 120% hike in maintenance fees (those who own know – they could at least send a complimentary bottle of KY)

    Why write that? Are you worried about accountability? Isn’t the fantasy sports writer’s union also part of the meteorologists’ and the fortuneteller’s union?

    Let me go blindly into FA acquisition bliss and enjoy a small meaningless victory… Thanks captain Buzzkill…

    • @Dirty Jersey, I would say it’s a disclaimer directed at all the fantasy noobs that are dropping Adrian Gonzalez right now for Rizzo in 8 team leagues. People go a little overboard for any player mentioned positively in a post. Some managers have no perspective. There’s going to be at least 5 Dustin Pedroia owners inquiring if they should trade him for Aoki.

    • chata says:
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      @Dirty Jersey,

      nice post , D.J.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dirty Jersey, Someone dropped Edwin Encarnacion in yesterday for him, I’d say it’s warranted…

      • chata says:
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        @Grey,

        dropped encarnacion ?
        wow .

        • Dirty Jersey says:
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          @spritzer – good point…. Sometimes I forget that the world doesn’t revolve around me… or does it?, wait…

          @chata, thanks

          @ touche… I will be bouncing him and Belt into and out of my UTIL until further notice… thanks for the heads-up on both Grey — Still owe u a drink from a 1st and 2nd place finishes out of 3 leagues last year… just have to sit down and convince wifey that I am not paying a porn site

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            @Dirty Jersey, Ha… Gotcha…

  25. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Bench Masterson today?

    • We are in all but an AL-only league. I’d consider starting him in H2H or deep leagues w/ no IP/GS caps. Masteron’s strength is keeping the ball on the ground and his HR rates are low. Yanks are dependent on HRs for success. Still not worth the risk for IP/GS capped leagues…

  26. Tom says:
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    Need some thoughts on my pitching staff in 12 team Roto (deep bench)
    Categories: W, SV, ERA, WHIP, K, QS
    1500 IP limit (About halfway there)

    SP:
    Jon Lester
    Ian Kennedy
    Colby Lewis
    Beachy (now dropped)
    Jordan Zimmerman
    Johan Santana
    Adam Wainwright
    Trevor Bauer

    RP:
    Kenley
    Reed
    Burton

    Should I just stay the course? Or try and make a trade for a big name pitcher? I feel like my team is full of under performers that are bound to get better – (Wainwright, Lester)

    My Era sits at 3.93 and whip at 1.25.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tom, Depends what you’re trading for, but your staff should get better…

  27. attgig says:
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    with Utley coming back, who goes to my bench? Infante? Hill? or everyday matchups?

  28. Carns says:
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    Grey, I’m in a 5×5 H2H redraft and I read how you dropped Krispie in yesterday’s roundup (which I have no idea why I read, being in no leauges). I am waiting on a couple guys to come back from the DL (Halladay, McCarthy) and could really use an arm off the waivers to supplement K’s and W’s.

    I can’t believe I’m asking this, because I am a big Krispie fan/apologist, but should I dump him for a Mike Leake-caliber arm? The guy has been absolutely dreadful since the shoulder injury and after the 2nd half last year, it’s got me really worried.

    My alternative would be to hold him, at the possible risk of losing out on K’s and W’s week-to-week.

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Carns, Yeah, I think you gotta move on… Been so dreadful… I mean, 1 for 30 weeks…

  29. ruah says:
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    Give Bonifacio for Andrew Bailey?

    For SBs, I have Revere, Berry and Boni

    For SVs, I have Capps, Rodney and Janssen

    • ruah says:
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      @ruah, Just got Burton off waivers as well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ruah, Not good

  30. Jack says:
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    How would you rank Rizzo, Reddick, and Belt for ROS in H2H yahoo league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Reddick, Belt

  31. EK says:
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    Pls rank at 2B ROS 12 team H2H pts:

    Beckham (batted 9th thanks to Youk, may lose some ABs)
    Kendrick
    Infante
    K. Johnson
    Barney
    Chris Nelson
    Weeks (both)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @EK, Johnson, Infante, Kendrick, Beckham

  32. Larry says:
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    Is Quintana worth holding onto at this point or is he just a streamer…?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Larry, I’d hold him in most leagues…

  33. T. Bagwells says:
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    @Grey: Accidentally (was just a place holder until I had more time, but forgot) dropped Reddick for Moss on Sunday night. Worth spending some of my remaining $33 FAAB on getting Reddick back? Thoughts on RoS for him?

    Thanks

    • T. Bagwells says:
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      In related news, both my Latos related waiver claims were preempted… and I had him on my bench!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @T. Bagwells, $11

  34. thegreater says:
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    Not really looking to switch anything, but figured I’d give a snapshot anyway:

    SPs: Anibal, Lester, Hudson, Fister, Bumgarner
    RPs: Motte, Janssen, Street, Myers, Adams

    FAs: Burnett, Nova, Wandy, Ubaldo, T Wood, Worley, Hochevar, Richard, Hughes, Santana

    After watching my ERA explode from 3.2 to 3.65 thanks to Anibal, Hudson, Myers and Motte this past month, I am terrified to start Hudson again tonight v. ATL. Please make me some tea and tell me everything will be okay…

    • chata says:
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      @thegreater,

      you’ve switched to tea after drinking the anibal kool-aid ?

      maybe lester will improve enough to off-set the 0.10-0.20 increase
      in whip that anibal will experience during the 2nd half .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thegreater, I’d run him out there, but yeah it’s been a tough stretch…

      • thegreater says:
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        @Grey, I have won two seasons thanks to your advice. tonight I ignored it (for the first time) and benched him. but I did pick up Burnett earlier, thanks to you.

        keep up the awesome work

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice.. No problem…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thegreater, Burnett should be owned, though…

      • thegreater says:
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        @Grey, would you lose one of the pitchers above (i’m stuck with adams since we have holds), or drop one of my razzie stop gap buys like mayberry, belt, alvarez, rajai or chris davis? btw – can i tell i’m scuffling at this point…?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @thegreater, I’d lose Mayberry for Burnett…

  35. Jim says:
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    @Grey, and everyone else….

    I’m loaded on offense in a 12 team OPS league…

    Is it worth trading Hosmer for Dickey at this point? Could use ratio help and Ws.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Jim, uh, if you have that opportunity, I’d do that in a nanosecond

      • Jim says:
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        @MattTruss223,

        Hmmmm, he doesn’t want Hosmer. He said he’d do it for Belt + Rizzo instead.

        Still a slam dunk yes?

        • MattTruss223 says:
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          @Jim, I think so, but just to be sure, what’s your league set-up? Are Belt and Rizzo even starters for you? I know Grey is high on Belt as a potential top 12 1B.

  36. Mark Prior – Placed on the minor league DL. Thats just great – you had to be the first to break the bad news year

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Yup

  37. paddytwotimes says:
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    @Grey and @Rudy:

    I got a dilemma. I have to drop someone 5 x 5 12 team roto.

    I am thinking 1 of these 3, even though I do not want to drop anyone: I.Davis, Krispie, Stubbs.

    OF is: Reddick, Pence, Kendrick, Belt
    Util is: Moose, Panda
    1B is Albert

    What do I do? The reason for the drop is because Stubbs is coming off the DL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @paddytwotimes, Krispie

      • paddytwotimes says:
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        @Grey, Appreciate it!

  38. Nobama says:
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    Trade advise? Offered D Jennings, LaHair, and Carlos Santana for my Bryce Harper and AJ Pierzynski. 12 team mixed, need SB. If Santana continues to suck there are options on waivers such as Avila, S Perez, Arencibia. My player to drop wouldn’t have any effect either. Could use some AVG help too, but I think Bryce and AJ are over there heads a little for now and jennings and Santana should improve to make this more or less a wash. I guess the question is will Jennings really steal that many more bases than Harper? Or is that a clown question, bro? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nobama, I’d take it, but it looks like you could end up with the short end of the stick if Jennings doesn’t turn it around…

  39. Too much Shrimp on the BbQ says:
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    With the promotion of Rizzo (to my IF) I’ve gotta move Agon to the OF.

    4 OF spots + a Util.

    Hamilton, Cruz, Agon…Revere, De Aza, Reddick, Quentin

    7 guys for 5 spots. What should I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Too much Shrimp on the BbQ, Trade someone

  40. Martin Perez the prospect with the 999mph fast ball got the call up – you just got to love his minor league stats this year – 49/38 K/BB ratio over 84 1/3 innings this season – loves to walk the leadoff hitter – What are the Rangers thinking ? I can see him starting against the New York Yankees and walking the first 9 hitters

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Ha

  41. Sounds like some sour grapes here Grey with Anthony Rizzo – sounds like you picked him up last year off waivers in anticipation that he would hit 2 homeruns for your team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Hehe

  42. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, Gio hasn’t been spectacular lately, you trotting him out at Coors today in a 12 team mixer, 1450 ip limit? I’ve got Vogelsong going too, seems like a no-brainer hosting the Dodgers.

    Keep the good work and the Temple Grandin refs.

    • MattTruss223 says:
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      @Alcesto, Ya, 3.60 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 3 Wins and 32Ks in 30 most recent innings. What a bum!

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @MattTruss223, dude…he’s horrible. I just dropped him in 17 leagues. No way am I starting my ace in Coors. That’s just stoooopid. Four “Os” there for added emphasis. If you can’t get a 10k/9 rate, then you’re off my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Alcesto, Thanks! I’d start him

  43. Jon says:
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    Sit/start for tomorrow:

    Lester vs. TOR
    Oswalt vs. DET
    Pettitte vs. CLE
    Anibal vs. STL
    Zimmermann @ COL

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Sit Zimmermann… Obviously, not pretty matchups…

      • Jon says:
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        @Grey, yeah, don’t really have a lot of hope for my pitching this week…

  44. Dudley says:
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    Important question. Better team name – Free Moustakas Rides or My Seven Rizzo’s? Hopefully people get the second team name reference.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dudley, Moustakas

  45. Nico says:
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    I need a 3b and I’m good on power/rbi but behind in steals/avg in standard 5×5 roto. My best offer I have is to trade my Stanton for his Lawrie. Is this close enough or should I insist on more?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nico, It’s kinda fair, have him throw in some saves or something small…

  46. Schizer says:
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    12 team H2H, just got this trade offer….i need starting pitching.

    I give: Lawrie, Moobs, Kendrick, Morneau

    I get: Cliff Lee, M. Young, Hart, D. Hudson

    I’m thinking i accept. What do you (grey, rudy, or any commenters) think?

    Thanks!

    • Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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      @Schizer, It’s fair, especially if you need pitching.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Schizer, Yeah, go for it….

  47. Its a Dynasty League – are this trade as bad as I think it is – do you like anyone of them or with these players offered here is there any combo that would get this trade done – he has sent 10 offers like these over the last 2 day – I have Moore and Jackson man

    One key point is how much love you have for Goldberg and how much love you have for Jackson – one key point man – we use RF LF CF in the stats

    Matt Garza
    Trevor Cahill
    Paul Goldschmidt

    for

    Matt Moore
    Austin Jackson

    Yovani Gallardo
    Paul Goldschmidt
    Tyler Clippard

    for

    Austin Jackson
    Matt Moore

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Trade’s aren’t that bad…

  48. BERK says:
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    So should I drop Beckett or drop someone else once he comes back from the DL? The other candidates for the dropping are Kuroda & Worley. I see some people are dropping Anibal, but I still believe. Also I have Lynn, who yeah yeah yeah I should have traded for a bat a while ago…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @BERK, Kuroda

  49. Eric Hosmer – would you make an offer for Eric Hosmer in a Dynasty League Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, Sure

  50. Felix Doubront – 6 IP, 5 ER, 12 baserunners, 2 Ks. Doubront hasn’t looked that bad since The Majestic was released – There was one other person in the Movie Theatre when I saw The Majestic – was that you Grey ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mr Baseball, I meant to say hi.

  51. LobBall says:
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    Q Berry or Coco? And this isn’t about cereal.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @LobBall, Berry

  52. tutuola says:
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    i just made a 3 for 1 trade and i need to grab a SP for this week

    who out of these should i grab? i have one move left this week.

    Scott Diamond vs. KC and J. Sanchez

    Luke Hochevar MIN on Sunday

    Travis Wood vs. Houston on Sunday

    Jason Marquis vs Houston on 6/28

    Bruce Chen vs. Chris Archer TB (not a fan of that matchup)

    Homer Bailey (i dont like his matchup this week vs. Grienke)

    Barry Zito vs. CIN, Latos

    Scoring:
    +10 for win, -5 for loss, +1 per K, -1 per ER, +.5 per inn, +2 QS

    _________________
    14 Team CBS Fantasy Baseball, H2H, Points, Redraft

    C – Buster Posey
    1B – Joey Votto
    2B – Michael Young
    SS – JJ Hardy
    3B – Pablo Sandoval
    OF (3) – Curtis Granderson, Corey Hart, Gregor Blanco
    U – Eric Hosmer
    SP (4) – Clayton Kershaw, Ian Kennedy, Matt Moore, Matt Harrison
    RP (2) – John Axford, Kenley Jansen

    Bench
    (4 Bat) – Rickie Weeks, Ben Revere, Drew Stubbs
    (3 SP) – Andy Pettitte, Erik Bedard

    2 Minors – Julio Teheran
    2 DL – Stephen Drew, Shawn Marcum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @tutuola, Wood

  53. Rick says:
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    Without context. What kind of pitcher could you get in a trade for a De Aza, Quentin,Rasmusesque player?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Rick, A number #2 for Rasmus, #4 for the other two…

  54. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey, take this trade: 12 tm al only dynasty

    I give, Carlos Santana $12 and Pineda $17

    I get:
    Broxton $15, Zobrist $11, Carl Crawford $30.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Eh

      • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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        @Grey, ha i know man, it’s on the fence… What if i got Kendrick instead of Zobrist and kept pineda?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, Not sure the point of this trade… For saves or an injured OF? Saves – get them elsewhere…

          • The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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            @Grey, yeah it’s for saves and MI help. Crawford is just a plus because i have jarrod dyson sitting in my OF.

            I’ve honestly tried trading everyone in the league for a closer, and they’ve all turned me down. i guess i can’t just hold out. The only closer i have is Brandon League.

  55. Poo Holes says:
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    Okay I have an offer similar to yesterday’s sitting on the table and I need a little extra persuasion into getting this done. He offered Pujols, Benoit, and E-Jax for my BJ, Rizzo, Lester, and Garza. His rationale is that I’m getting the best player in Pujols, the handcuff to Valverde (whom I own), and a pitcher who has thrown better than the two he’s getting. I really don’t want to let Rizzo go after acquiring him in a preseason trade, and losing Upton would mean my OF will look like Bautista, Krispie, and LoMo…so not very good. What if I tried to switch Benoit for Parker? This is a dynasty league after all and I’m looking to reload my staff. Any thoughts or concerns?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, I don’t like it even with Parker…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, What if it was Rasmus instead of Parker instead of Benoit? If he got Upton, whom he’s been trying to get form me for weeks now, Colby wouldn’t crack his starting outfield. Still not enough?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • Poo Holes says:
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            @Grey, Pujols, Rasmus, and E-Jax for Upton, Rizzo, Lester, and Garza? I was just trying to say that Rasmus would be expendable for him if he got Upton and I could use the OF help.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Poo Holes, I’d take Pujols and Rasmus…

  56. Drexel Hill Dragons says:
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    Best waiver pitcher to add for the near future and maybe longer:
    Hellickson
    Beckett
    Norris
    Liriano
    Hughes
    Quintana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Quintana

    • Simply Fred

      simply fred says:
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      @Drexel Hill Dragons, Quintana looks quality, but near future:
      @NYA
      HTEX
      after the break likely
      @BOS

      eh…

  57. Jay says:
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    Hey Grey –

    In a 5×5 12 team keeper league (5 keeps), would you do either of these:

    Trout for McCutcheon?
    Trout for M Moore and Pedroia?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jay, McCutchen’s fair, not sure the point though…

      • Jay says:
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        @Grey,
        Thought about that too, so you see them as about equal value? What if I asked for an add’l piece like Ethier or Moore? Would you do it or just keep Trout?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jay, Moore and McCutchen? I’d do that…

  58. Jack says:
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    Jim duquette just tweeted that bud black told MLB network that there is a good chance Cashner will pitch on Thursday.

    Who should I drop for him? I’m dropping Rizzo for Belt.

    Yahoo 12 Team Standard 6X6 H2H
    C: Yadier Molina
    1B: Joey Votto
    2B: Dan Uggla
    SS: Hanley Ramirez
    3B: Pedro Alvarez
    OF: Andrew McCutchen, Mike Trout, Adam Jones
    UTL: Josh Reddick, Desmond Jennings
    Bench: Anthony Rizzo
    2SP: Jon Lester, Yovani Gallardo
    2RP: Addison Reed, Jim Johnson
    4P: Ricky Romero, Max Scherzer, Matt Moore, Roy Oswalt, Danny Hultzen, Ubaldo Jimenez, Tom Wilhelmsen, Bobby Parnell
    DL: Evan Longoria, Derek Holland

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jack, Romero

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Grey, Actually, Hultzen… My bad…

      • Jack says:
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        @Grey,

        Wow. I understand it, but it pains me for you to say that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jack, It pains me to say it

  59. harkrider says:
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    start Masterson today?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, See #25

  60. Matt says:
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    Injuries have me playing for next year. I’ve been offered Kipnis and Lawrie for Pedroia and Hanley. I can keep them indefinitely at the cost of ESPN’s draft value. Thanks!

    • chata says:
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      @Matt,

      i’d do it .

      • Matt says:
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        @chata, Thanks! Which component (Pedroia/Kipnis or Hanley/Lawrie) interests you the most?

        • chata says:
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          @Matt,

          unlike Grey , i’m already ‘sold’ on kipnis .

          lawrie is a talent , but so is pedey (<== though he could be much
          better if he went with the pitch , instead of trying to pull everything) .

          hanley's an over-rated under-achiever , who comes off as a slacker .

          • Matt says:
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            @chata, Thanks again – I’ve come to the same conclusion about Hanley, but I didn’t know if it was an objective one.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, I’d hold…

      • Matt says:
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        @Grey, Thanks! Would either component (Pedroia/Kipnis or Hanley/Lawrie) interest you separately?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Matt, Hanley

          • Matt says:
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            @Grey, Thanks again.

  61. crock says:
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    Trade alex gordon for cliff lee?

    • Jack says:
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      @crock,

      Unless its a keeper, why do you need to ask that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @crock, Do it

  62. Nameless and not so Silent says:
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    Grey, do you see Middlebrooks putting up similar numbers compared to Sandoval RoS? I have a lot of depth at 1b/3b and I’m considering about Sandoval for Asdrubal Cabrera…I think I can afford it cause I need a big upgrade at MI. Im in 8th place and getting my ass kicked in Put Outs and Assists….fuck I hate these categories! Muchas Gracias!
    12 team mixed
    C- Supernatural
    1b-Freeman
    2b-Uggla
    3b- Swiggy
    SS- Gordon
    CI- Middlebrooks
    MI- Scutaro
    OF-Cargo, Bruce, Jennings, De Aza, Craig
    UT- Belt
    Bench- Sandoval, M Young, Rizzo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nameless and not so Silent, Sounds fair… Yeah, they shouldn’t be too different…

  63. Melvin Emanuel says:
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    @Grey

    Start Granderson v. Masterson (career 1 for 11 @ hitters park) or El RojaPinga v. Vargas (hits lefties better/lefties hit better @ pitchers park).

    BTW, watched Cobb’s start night and it was a classic example of being babip’d. He was getting a ton of ground balls but a lot were bleeding through, a bunch of bloops, and a few misplayed ball’s by the Rays. Its amazing he was able to throw a complete game. Reminded me of a couple of Anibals’s bad starts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Melvin Emanuel, Start Grandy… Yeah, I could see that on Cobb, probbably why he was left in…

  64. jdbus says:
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    I took over a team in a 12-team dynasty, and it was a POS when i took it over. Now I’ve got some pieces in Kipnis, Lynn, etc. and everyone wants them. I was getting crap offers for kipnis, but finally got a interesting offer- kipnis for jesus Montero and Kinsler. Should I take this trade? Im in total rebuilding mode so this trade is in preparation next year. Does this trade help me in the long run?

    Also would you drop minor or smyly for Rangers callup Martin Perez in the same dynasty?

    • chata says:
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      @jdbus,

      long run ?

      i’d compare kipnis’ age to kinsler’s , and see how that fits into my plan .

      • jdbus says:
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        @chata,
        I figure Kinsler has 2-3 years left in his prime, barring injury. I think I will be able to compete as early as next year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @jdbus, I’d take Jesus/Kinsler… I’d hold off on Perez for now…

  65. Hey Joe says:
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    14 team league where I need pitching and tired of waiting on Medlen to get inserted into the rotation. I have been offered Matt Harrison for Leonys Martin and Plouffe and I can replace Plouffe with Chris Nelson (until Bonifacio returns).

    Will Harrison keep it up? Take the deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hey Joe, I’d take Harrison…

  66. Derrick says:
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    Matt Moore for Adam Dunn. Which side do you like? 5X5, H2H, 10 man league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Derrick, Dunn

  67. Hi Grey or anyone else who wants to give their two-cents’ worth — Some lineup help please … in a 16-team one-year roto league I have to sit two of the following:

    –Jay Bruce (vs. Estrada)
    –Stubbs (vs. Estrada)
    –Rasmus (vs. Daisuke)
    –Rizzo (vs. Gee)
    –Belt (vs. Kershaw)
    –Victorino (vs. Bedard)

    I’m thinking the first to sit is Belt, since he’s a lefty against a lefty and facing the best pitcher of the bunch. But the other bench warmer? Victorino hasn’t been hot lately and he’s 0-for-4 against Bedard … Rizzo’s fresh from the farm … Bruce is hitting .182 over the last week but it’s hard to sit him … any thoughts?

    Eventually — now that Stubbs is back and Rizzo is up — I’ll need to trade one of those guys or I’m going to have these problems almost daily. Not sure I have the alligator blood you said I’d need to trade Rizzo but I guess I might find it … who’d you shop around from the group?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Enrique, Belt, Victorino… I’d shop Rizzo and Belt…

  68. kratos says:
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    Don’t need steals: My Castro for Dunn/vogelsong winner? thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kratos, It’s fair…

  69. kratos says:
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    Frieri or Betancourt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kratos, Frieri

  70. joe from pt pleasant says:
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    @Grey:

    I just realized something today… Michael Bourn has basically turned into Carl Crawford. He is hitting for more power, and till has amazing speed.

    I don’t own him, but I feel like I can get him cheap since he isnt really a big name player.

    He is currently on pace for 108 runs, .311 avg, 15 hrs and 45 sb. That is vintage Crawford right there.

    Maybe all this time that Crawford has spent on the “DL”, he’s actually been wearing a disguise and leading off for the Braves. Do you believe in the Bourn identity?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe from pt pleasant, Ha! Not sure he’s a 15 homer guy, but he has played well…

  71. Ceasar says:
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    Need steals: My Wilhelmsen/Presley for Revere/R. Cook?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Ceasar, Revere

  72. harkrider says:
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    Looking at making a trade for Hanley. Any thoughts on his value as a keeper? Bruce for HanRam seem fair? Or is one of them more valuable as a keeper?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @harkrider, Bruce is fair, I’d want Hanley… He’s a top 2 rounder…

  73. nycs10011 says:
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    Darvish Vs. Detroit? Seems like he’s been heading in the right direction but this one could be ugly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @nycs10011, I’d start him

  74. Dr Hocker says:
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    It concerns me that you know what a Cleveland Steamer is.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dr Hocker, I thought everyone knew…

    • potus says:
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      @Dr Hocker, There’s a difference between knowing and participating………and I guess one could say there is a difference between giving and receiving. But differences should concern noone we are all one happy family– ‘to each their own’….that’s what the Mrs. says.

      -YHL

  75. thebadger says:
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    i have just picked up Rizzo

    we play 6×6 OBP plus the usual. have been proposed a trade

    My Prince/Verlander/De Aza/Hardy

    for his Reyes/Trout/Kershaw

    i am currently first but only just. Have 4 points only in HRs.

    my OF would then be Braun/Bruce/Victorino/Trout/Ethier with Butler at uti

    Kershaw and verlander straight swap and Reyes replaces Hardy with Rizzo taking Princes spot

    You like guys?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @thebadger, Looks solid…

  76. The Trade Bandit says:
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    1. Agon and (Lynn, or Josh Johnson, or Anibal Sanchez or Bumgar) is the right price for Longoria/Shields…

    2. Cruz(Or Reddick or Quentin) and (Lynn, or Josh Johnson, or Anibal Sanchez or Bumgar) is the right price for Beltre/Shields…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Trade Bandit, Not sure what the questions are

  77. Matt says:
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    Hey Grey, thanks for the help so far. One more?

    Garza okay to trade for Hosmer? a fav of y’all

    What about Dickey for Edwin?

    I would be trading the SP for a bat

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Matt, Both are fair if that’s Encarnacion…

  78. Nickname says:
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    Rizzo = The Rat

    Stanton/Morrow or Gallardo/Shields? 12 team h2h keeper.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Nickname, Stanton

  79. BASH says:
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    Is Cliff Lee worth trading for ROS ? If so who is fair value morse, kemp, holliday, k johnson, belt ?? Thanks

    • Steve Stevenson says:
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      @BASH, I can’t imagine you’ll get it done for less than Holliday.

  80. Steve Stevenson says:
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    Who do you like better ROS, Shields or Lester? H2H, W and QS count.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve Stevenson, Lester

  81. Moscowitz says:
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    Hey Grey, please rank the first three in order ROS and regardless of position:

    Rizzo, Morneau, Espinosa, Seager, Reynolds, Saunders.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Moscowitz, Reynolds, Seager, Rizzo

  82. Poo Holes says:
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    I caved and accepted Pujols, Rasmus, and E-Jax for Upton, Rizzo, Lester and Garza. Pujols is a huge upgrade for me at first base and there’s too much risk for Rizzo. Rasmus is a hot bat and is outperforming Upton. Even E-Jax has nearly half the ERA of both Lester and Garza.

    So now I have any empty roster spot and I’m looking at add a pitcher. Some of the guys on waivers are Ervin Santana, Liriano, Doubront, Bedard, Feliz, Zambrano, Gee, Milone, Samardzija, and Wei-Yin Chen. I’m right on pace for the innings limit and severely slacking in ERA and WHIP. Who’s the add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Poo Holes, Yeah, trade’s good… Milone just at home? Gee…

      • Poo Holes says:
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        @Grey, I was thinking Milone at home, especially to keep my innings down. I’ve been streaming him in one of my leagues and I’m impressed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Poo Holes, Cool, that works…

  83. Booya says:
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    How do you feel about Cliff Lee right now?

    Which side do you like in keeper league…Lee, Parker or Garza, Latos, Morrow?

    What about Lee or Latos and Morrow?

    Thanks

    • Booya says:
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      @Booya,

      Also, Lee and Parker or Latos Morrow as 3rd option…all are in keeper league.

      Thanks again

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @Booya, Lee is a decent buy low guy… Lee over those two schmos…

  84. herschel says:
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    apparently cashner being called up this week for a spot start? maybe longer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @herschel, I think longer…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, drop zambrano or marshall (chapman owner) for cashner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Z

  85. The Trade Bandit says:
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    Sorry bout that Grey.

    I’m trying to get either Longoria or Beltre from a guy that has both.

    I own Lynn, Josh Johnson, A Sanchez and Bumgar that I would potentially use in the deal.

    Im trying to determine which 3b I should target (Beltre or Longo) and which pitcher of my own I should include.

    1. Which player should I target (Beltre or Longoria)

    2. Should I try to get Shields as well?

    3. Which Pitcher should I include (Lynn, Josh Johnson, A Sanchez or Bumgar) presuming I am trading Agon for Longoria or Nelson Cruz for Beltre

    So…. His Longo/Shields for my Adrian Gonzalez and __________
    His Beltre/Shields for my Nelson Cruz and ___________

    Sorry for being confusing. Thanks!

    • @The Trade Bandit, Lynn or Sanchez. No higher.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Trade Bandit, I’d say any of them except Bum… Longo trade could bite you in the ass…

      • The Trade Bandit says:
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        @Grey, Is your opinion to pass on the Longoria trade becasue best case he is healthy but rusty for fantasy playoffs and worst case he is still injured?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He was supposed to start a rehab assignment last week and had a setback… That’s not good…

  86. Mike says:
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    Q Berry or R Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Berry

  87. stuff says:
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    What type of power bat could I get for De Aza?

    Also how big of an upgrade is Bauer over Liriano?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @stuff, Maybe Rasmus… Around a #3 OF… Bauer over Liriano by a decent amount…

      • stuff says:
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        @Grey, So 20ish homer type guy? Thanks for the answers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  88. Watson says:
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    My Sale and Cespedes for his Lester or what kind of pitcher should I look for in return? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Watson, I’d take Lester… Around there… Try for higher… Bum?

  89. TheNewGuy says:
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    Martin Perez called up.

    Worth an add in a deep mixed, dropping Masterson, Niese or Hultzen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @TheNewGuy, I’d hold for now…

  90. Mike says:
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    Ellsbury OR R. Davis/Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mike, Ellsbury, but risky…

  91. Awesomus Maximus

    Awesomus Maximus says:
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    My wife is on vacation from work… which means I’m on the clock all day painting/fixing/building. Anytheshizz, I’m a day late, but the Harper autograph line was gold. Well done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, Thanks!

    • Prezii says:
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      @Awesomus Maximus, @grey, completely agree. And so true on bryd and galvis… How are you below the mendoza line and ur using PEDs? Cmon man!

  92. The Burghler says:
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    12 team head to head 7×7 with ops, ks

    Reynolds or Pedro Alvarez for util?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Burghler, Reynolds

  93. El Hombre says:
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    league 1:

    brandon moss, quintin barry or michael saunders for a 5th OF/bench spot?

    league 2:

    desmond jennings, drew stubbs, or code rossi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Berry… Stubbs

  94. Nico says:
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    Still trying to trade a power OF for a speedy 3b. I have 2 offers… my Stanton and Putz for his Hanley OR Stanton for Lawrie… which one is better? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Hanley

  95. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Is this fair trade? Des Jennings, Ryan Howard, & Howie Kendrick for Ryan Braun, Jordan Schafer, and Pete Bourjos.
    10 team H2H keeper league.
    The team with Braun needs a 1st baseman and hes a huge phillies fan.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… I’d want Braun…

  96. bobbo says:
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    Can you rank these potentially awful fliers for the remainder of the season:

    Pettitte, Scherzer, Anibal Sanchez, Liriano

    • bobbo says:
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      @bobbo, Include Daniel Hudson in the mix por favor

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        @bobbo, Anibal, Hudson, Scherzer, Liriano

  97. Hats for Bats says:
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    @Grey, Brad Evans is quoted in The Noise as saying, “Chase Utley noted Monday his knees “feel better than they have in years.” Before everyone starts encasing his name in hearts on their Trapper Keepers, understand the situation”

    Was that a knock on you and you”re man crushes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Hats for Bats, Is that a knock? Or a wink?

      • Hats for Bats says:
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        @Grey, Have you seen Men at Work on TBS – there’s this whole discussion of in text speak, you can say ANYTHING so long as you end the text with a Smyly face

        • Hats for Bats says:
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          @Hats for Bats, Winks imply flirting – naturally

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Hats for Bats, Nah, haven’t watched it…

  98. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Pick 2 SP’s from this group please. (W,L,Ks,CG,Era,Whip,QS)
    Fister,Parker,Niese,Volquez,Hughes,Cobb,Westbrook,Detwiler,Buehrle

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, First 2

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey,

        I meant top 3 starters. Who would come after Fister and Parker?

        Sorry and Thanks

      • Steven says:
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        @Grey,
        Crap now I may need top 4 Colby Lewis just hit the dl

        Thanks

  99. stumanji says:
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    Out of contention teams are dumping expensive keepers in my 12 team roto. Keeper values are 120% of draft value. Was offered Halladay (keep for $40) for Peavy (keep for $4). Keep 5 players, $200 budget. I’m leaning towards no. I think Doc is too expensive to keep, even for 1 year.

    If it makes any difference, I’m in 9th place right now.

    • Carnac says:
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      @stumanji, That Doc is too expensive, especially since this hasn’t been an “ace” year from him. I’d be willing to bet $4 you’ll have a chance to buy him at next year’s auction… the seller is probably trying to shed pieces they wouldn’t keep, anyway.

  100. Jeremy says:
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    Rank in order for FA pick-up: B.Parnell, J.Burton, G.Perkins

    And who would you drop of the following: D.Robertson, Krispie Young, M.Young, D.Hudson

    • Carnac says:
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      @Jeremy, You have the pick-ups in order. Drop ‘em order: Hudson, Krispie…

  101. ThE sHiT says:
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    @Grey: Sup doode. I have BJ riding the bench all the time, i don’t necessarily need his steals anymore (thank you Trouty!), should i dump him for AuShizz or Belt? Pretty shallow 12 team H2H league. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ThE sHiT, Sup… I went to Two Boots last week and right after I ate there… Guess what I saw… Go with Belt…

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        @Grey, What did you see?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @ThE sHiT, The pizza place that’s a half block away… The one you keep telling me to try…

          • ThE sHiT says:
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            @Grey, Aww man, well now you know where it is. The only thing is that there was an accident a couple months ago where a car slammed into their dining room. So I’m not sure if they are done with the repairs and such. They should be, but its definitely worth it to get the food to go also.

            • ThE sHiT says:
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              @ThE sHiT, Have you tried the food truck “Tortas 2 Die 4″? I had it last night, with my mom and bro. All our sandwiches were very tasty. My mom told me it was way better than Truck Norris…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                @ThE sHiT, I haven’t tried either… I like The Flying Pig and some bahn mi one that comes by my house…

  102. Prezii says:
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    Im feelin a little podcasty…

    • Prezii says:
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      *pinkie to mouth*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Ha

  103. Mike says:
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    Want to upgrade at SP, trade partner needs SV. Which deal should I take:

    1. JZimm/Cook for Gio
    OR
    2. Bumgarner/Cook for Hamels
    OR
    Am I giving up too much in either deal?

    Thanks!!

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @Mike, Take Gio there. You are winning in that deal. The other one is just fair.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      ^Agree

  104. storminator says:
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    12-team 6-keeper Yahoo H2H league. Here are offense categories:
    R, 1B, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, BB, K, PA

    I have Rizzo. Would you take Middlebrooks for him?

    My 1B depth: Miguel Cabrera, Votto, Goldschmidt
    My 3B depth: Miguel Cabrera, Hanley
    My SS depth: Hanley, Cozart

    We use two UTIL positions.

    Thank you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @storminator, Nah

  105. Prezii says:
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    Heyward batting 2nd! Rizzo batting 3rd! Oh yeahhhh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Aw sookie sookstein…

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Grey, Sookie Sookstein!?!? How do you know my 5th grade Hebrew School teacher?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha! Oh I know all…

  106. Pokey Reese says:
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    I am in a really sticky pickle in a 10 team mixed H2H league. I have a gaggle of flopping players that are bottle-necking my team. There is no real compelling reason for me to have bench bats in this shallow of a league with some of the FAs available but I’m wary of making moves like cutting Zimmerman. What would you recommend?

    1B: Belt
    3B: Trumbo
    OF: Trout, J. Upton, Bruce
    U: B.J Upton
    Bench Bats:R. Zimmerman, Desmond Jennings, Carl (I might be back before the All-Star break to shit the bed) Crawford

    SP: Cueto, Kennedy, D. Hudson, Weaver, Lester
    RP: Chapman, & R. Soriano
    Bench Arms: Morrow, Scherzer

    FA SP: Dempster, Marcum, Vargas, Volquez, Bucholtz, Ubaldo, Jamie Garcia, Nefalti Feliz, T. Wood, Carpenter, Jason Marquis’ mustache

    FA 3B: Seager, Headley, Lowrie, Freese, Chris Johnson

    FA OF: Kubel, Pagan, Fowler, Soriano, Brantley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Pokey Reese, I dropped Zimmerman in a 12 team league…

  107. Principal Blackman says:
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    Razzballers, I am cruising through my innings pitched in one league, and as such, I would appreciate your sit/start impressions for the following guys tomorrow.

    Anibal Sanchez vs StL
    Jordan Zimmmermann @ Col
    Andy Pettitte vs Cle
    Tim Lincecum vs LA

    I’m inclined to sit timmy and anibal, but I can see J.Z. getting rocking at Coors and I just don’t completely trust Pettitte for whatever reason. Reactions? Thoughts? Complaints?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Principal Blackman, Sit them all if you’re pressed on IP. Zimmermann’s the only one I’d bench in most leagues…

  108. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey, ok so im off the broxton tip…

    My 12 tm AL only dynasty, i just got offered:

    I give:
    Carlos Santana, Ichiro, Justin Grimm and Mark Melancon

    I get:
    Jim Johnson, Phil Hughes, Torrealba and Jonny Gomes

    To me that’s a little lopsided in his favor, don’t you think?

    If so,

    i was going to counter with

    I give:
    Santana $12, Ichiro $28, Melancon $2, Grimm $5

    I get:
    Choo (expired), Hughes (expired), torrealba, Jim Johnson $10.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @The Talented Mr. Dope Man, 2nd trade looks fair…

  109. Mike says:
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    Just saw cashner starting Thursday at home vs San Diego
    Would u start him?
    Seems has big potential
    Thanks!

    • Prezii says:
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      I think hes gonna get you sum big time K’s for the short term.

      @grey, do you think he’ll be on a pitch count? He might not even be worth it if hes only throwin 70-80 pitches.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup… Around 80…

        • Prezii says:
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          @Grey, ehh that sucks.. still 6+ K rate in 80 pitches tho. Tough call.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s starting for the Padres…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, yeah i didnt catch that but i got what he meant.. VS houston mikey. They said the reason they sent him down was to get his pitch count up. So im thinking no pitch count?

  110. Mike says:
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    I meant vs Houston !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah… Yeah, I’d start him…

  111. B.o.B says:
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    You like Archer @ KC tonight in a 10 team league? You like this guy long-term at all?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like him for Ks… Start tonight is okay, good chance of roofie’ing…

  112. Would you drop either of Liriano (escaping before the inevitable) or B. Norris (returning on Thursday), to pick up Norris’ opposing pitcher and his 100+ mph hodgepadre delightfullness?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Liriano

  113. Booya says:
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    Best option at util…Krispie, Moss, Ross, Reddick, Reynolds?

    Thanks

    • Booya says:
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      please rank the top 3 also

      • Chillmodious says:
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        @Booya, This has to be Reddick, with Ross and Reynolds behind. Krispie is a dook sandwich at this point. I own Mini Donkey and hate every second of it, which is why I put Code Rossi ahead, so note the bias. Also, look at me pretending my ‘advice’ is halfway decent!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reddick, Reynolds, Ross

  114. Trading Bruce for James McDonald. Too much?

    • ThE sHiT says:
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      @WhineSpritzer, Yup. Bruce should net you a low number one at least.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah…

  115. agarthered says:
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    Just dropped Cashner for Ubaldo, right move? Ubaldo been pitching well, but i still dont feel like i can trust him..

    • @agarthered, You can’t, but I’d trust Cashner less.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I could see it

      • agarthered says:
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        @Grey, You could see what? haha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @agarthered, Dropping Ubaldo for Cashner

  116. Nico says:
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    Would you drop Niese, D. Hudson, or Romero to pick up Cashner?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Niese

  117. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    The Federalist or triple A LINDy?

    I need HR and Runs, position eligibility does not matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jay

  118. Abdoozy says:
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    Putting Granderson on the trade block, what would be a reasonable expectation for a trade? Looking for SP, at least. I can spare the HR and he’s delivering bupkis aside from that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A number one

  119. Prezii says:
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    Ouch…. D’Arnaud out 6-8 weeks with a torn PCL. In the PCL…. hmmm..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Damn…

  120. Steve says:
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    I have one of those cats!

    It’s a British Blue for those that are wondering.

    Because people on fantasy baseball sites are thinking about cat breeds quite a lot of the time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha… Nice…

    • TheNewGuy says:
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      @Steve, British Blue cats are cool.

      I’ve got a couple of black and white (well one white and black) cats, 1yr old today so no longer kittens anymore!

      • Steve says:
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        @TheNewGuy, Yeah, they are. Though we just recently got another cat (a female, from the SPCA), so our female British Blue is currently pretty pissed off.

        • TheNewGuy says:
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          @Steve, Takes a long time to immerse them to each other mate. I had to do it with my older cat who’s now died, but we got her to actually even like the kittens after intially hating them. Try stuff like introducing them occasionally, and keeping them seperate most of the time. If its really bad (hissing, growling and shit), then even keep one cages whilst the other looks and smells him etc.

          Stick with it mate, it can be done! Took us about 3 months to get them to like each other to give you an idea, though getting adult to meet another adult can should be easier :)

    • Carnac says:
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      @Steve, Close the internet, this site now officially has everything.

      • Steve says:
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        @Carnac, Yeah, no real need to go anywhere else.

        • Prezii says:
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          @Steve, funny thing is i have a cat named GREY! Hahahahha no joke…

          • Steve says:
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            @Prezii, I’m not sure how this can get any better.

            • Prezii says:
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              @Steve, there should be a random cat meow at the beginning of the podcast. Right after the intro song.

      • Prezii says:
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        @Carnac, right? I was all like, cats updates? Really?? Gotta love catsball.. i mean razzball!!

        • chata says:
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          @ all :

          pussy talk ?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Ha… Oh, O…

  121. 2 Cups 1 Braun says:
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    Looks like Bauer gets the nod on Thursday, damn these keeper leagues and him being gone.

    Grey : Lose LaRoche for Swisher? OBP league

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      If hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d

  122. TheNewGuy says:
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    Perkins or J Burton?

    Chasin saves baby…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Burton

  123. aj says:
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    13 team 5×5 roto. Which do do i drop.
    Cahill, daniel hudson, trevor bauer, niese, parker, marmol

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @aj, Cahill

  124. Bryan says:
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    Hey Grey,

    The offer got upped to Shields and Oswalt for Rizzo. I think I’m going to accept that. That seems like to much pitching to pass up. What do you think?

    Thanks,
    Bryan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bryan, Go for it

  125. Prezii says:
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    Sucks i cant start rizzo today… I even thought about sitting prince.. lol cant do that though..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Prezii, Trade him…

      • Prezii says:
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        @Grey, i already sent out a couple to a guy i dubbed “the hype machine”. Hopefully he bites and i can polish my staff.. pitching staff that is! Dirty boy..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Prezii, You’re trading for Marc Rzepczynski?

          • Prezii says:
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            @Grey, yeah, hes good, right? Haha naw man, i mean this guy in my league will jump on anything with hype behind it. So i call him the hype machine.. he prolly wanted rizzo so he’ll probably bite on a trade.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              @Prezii, Aw, thought you were Polishing up your staff…

              • Prezii says:
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                @Grey, hahaha! Getting ittt..

  126. Bryan says:
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    too*

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Bryan, 3

      • Bryan says:
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        @Grey, Tehehe

  127. Sagnof Specialist says:
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    have bud norris coming off dl on thurs.

    a)do i drop k.morales or coco crisp to make room?

    b)is lorenzo cain a good dl-stash?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Sagnof Specialist, A) Morales, unless you don’t need steals… B) Sure

  128. B.o.B says:
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    Who gets the bench tonight:

    Trout @ Bal (Matusz)
    Stanton vs. StL (Lohse)
    Rios @ Min (Hendriks)
    Goldy @ Atl (Hudson)
    Harper @ Col (Friedrich)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B.o.B, Goldy

      • B.o.B says:
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        @Grey, it was too late to edit Goldy…what about between Harper and Rios?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Rios….

  129. Jon says:
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    Rizzo over LaHair ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Yup

  130. Jon says:
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    Grey, I’m already thinking about keepers for next year (even though my team’s doing alright this year). Who from this group do you like best for 2013? (If you want a more definite cut-off, who would you guess would crack your Top 100?)

    Rollins, Desmond, Espinosa, Zimmerman, Belt, Chris Davis, Reynolds, Kendrick, LoMo, Saunders, Berkman, LoCain

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, Maybe Belt… Rollins possibly…

  131. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Lewis just hit the DL….Do I grab Volquez,Detwiler,Buerhrle or Cashner??

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steven, Cashner

  132. Steve says:
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    Forget about Marlon Byrd. Get Michael Bourn to piss in a cup.

    • Prezii says:
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      @Steve, good thing i dropped danny hudson.. that was a shot!

      • Steve says:
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        @Prezii, Feeling pretty good about trading him away for A-Ram.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Steve, Ha!

  133. ManuteBologna says:
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    6×6 ROTO with BB in addition to standard 5 categories for pitchers. Stronger stream tomorrow?

    Jarrod Parker disguising himself as a Marginer

    or

    Neise at ChC

    I’m doing pretty good in pitching but middle of the pack in BB and WHIP for consideration

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @ManuteBologna, Parker

  134. Jon says:
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    Is Cashner going to start? Is he worth an add over Cobb?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon, He is on Thursday…

  135. Jon says:
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    Add Cashner lose Cobb? (keeper league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eh, I’d hold there….

  136. Mookie wilson says:
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    Is D. Hudson droppable in a 15 team daily league for someone like Milone? Not much else I like on waivers but maybe just addition by subtraction? Second last in whip and era. Near the top in W and K’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Go for it

  137. Goose says:
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    heyo-heyo,
    you startin’ J-Zimm tomorrow @ COL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  138. Eddy says:
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    D.Hudson droppable? The only start I benched him for was @TEX where of course he pitched well. And now he’s hurt.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah… Can lose him…

      • Eddy says:
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        @Grey,

        Which of Hochevar, J.Quintana, T.Wood would you pick up to hold onto? Think all of them flame out eventually?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wood… Yeah, don’t have much faith in any….

  139. Ronkonkoma says:
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    Little Danny Hudson is such a little bitch. I have officially written him off. Goodbye.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agreed… What a mess…

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey, no value here as a potential second half rebound? could obviously get him on the cheap, but based on everyones reactions today, doesnt really seem like its worth the headache.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          With who?

          • chata says:
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            @Grey,

            it’s a thread , dude .
            follow the little boxes .

            • chata says:
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              @ Grey :

              * partial credit , if you’re high .

  140. Steve says:
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    Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccce!!!!!!!!!!

    • mauledbypandas says:
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      @Steve, hell yeah! BRUUUUUUuuueueeeCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeee ….gasp

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sweeeeeet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You don’t have any starters going today?

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Blackley.

        And I’m up against Zimmerman. Of course he starts to get it going. Eff him and the horse he rode in on.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hadn’t heard from you, was about to buy a one way ticket to NZ…. Yeah, don’t have him… Gee was a letdown…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, I had the hammock made up and everything.

            I lied, actually. I streamed Archer in my 14 teamer and started my newly-acquired Kershaw in the 9-teamer.

            Is Millwood worth a twirl at home v OAK in H2H tomorrow?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I’d start Millwood… I can’t believe Zimmerman actually showed life… Incredible…

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, Supplementary to the above, Kelly @ MIA, Blackburn v CWS and Teaford v TB the only other ‘worthwhile’ choices left after Millwood.

  141. yankees2012 says:
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    Hello Grey,
    Looks like I’m a little late to the D. Hudson “f you” party. I almost threw up in my mouth when I saw 5 Runs in the second inning. He f’d the numbers yet again. I hope he is hurt so he loses his next start.

    F YOU HUDSON!!!!!!!!!!!

    That felt better. Thanks much Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, what a shizzshow…

  142. Chillmodious says:
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    Rizzo’s first hit on the Cubs was an error at SS that got some home-town score keepin’ action.

    When he took first he looked at Terry Collins in the visitor’s dugout and called him sizzle chest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HA!

  143. letsgobravos says:
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    Stubbs with a slam and legs…already making up for lost time the last couple of weeks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a beautiful thing when on….

  144. Cheese says:
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    ARod for Jennings?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A-Rod

  145. Mookie wilson says:
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    Alexi Ramirez, Cozart, Aybar or Peralta ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cozart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh, well… Get well soon, goodbye!

      • Slappy Pappy says:
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        @Grey, Yeah buddy. Your UCL is the weakest link. Goodbye!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HA! Nice…

  146. Robert says:
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    I trade Matt Harrison and Jason Heyward and get David Price. Good deal or is Heyward starting to come around? Heyward is in a Util spot for me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Good deal…

      • Robert says:
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        @Grey, thank you, sir.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You’re welcome, friend.

  147. L-Boogie says:
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    Dillon Gee

    7 straight quality starts before he joins my team.

    0 straight quality after he joins my team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m with you.

    • Jack Full of Hate says:
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      @L-Boogie, GEE-WIZ

  148. Jon says:
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    Fowler keeps hitting. Like him over Saunders or LoMo ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Keeps? He went cold for like a month… I’d take him over those guys for the time being for a possible hot hand…

  149. Derrick says:
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    Rasmus, Matt Moore and Street for Stanton?

    Which side do you like in a 10 man 5X5, H2H league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stanton

  150. Jack Full of Hate says:
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    federalist or JD Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jay…

  151. K!cks says:
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    trade my Plouffe for Rollins?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do it

  152. Ronkonkoma says:
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    C’mon Bryce, do a hit, EVERYONE else on the team is doing it!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s a clown request, bro.

  153. chata says:
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    espinosa got a hit , tonight .
    that will bring his batting average up .

  154. Mike says:
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    Would u drop aviles for Kendrick or Espinosa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Espinosa

  155. K!cks says:
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    Aviles or Youk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Youk

  156. Wilsonian says:
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    Would I be insane to trade Jennings for Rizzo in a keeper?

    Neither would be kept. Really just looking for the most value for this year. Jennings isn’t doing much for me, but I’d assume he would be more valuable for this year. Position doesn’t matter.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold there… I like Jennings better than Rizzo…

      • Wilsonian says:
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        @Grey, Kinda figured. He just feels like the second coming of Krispie right now…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As long as he’s healthy, he should be okay…

  157. Steve says:
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    What happened to CarGo? Did he get hurt?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not sure, did he? Maybe the game was outta reach so they pulled him…

  158. Panti Jose says:
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    In a vacuum, Pence or Cliff Lee?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pence

      • Panti Jose says:
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        @Grey, Thanks Grey. How about back filling Pence’s spot with Markakis and dumping worst pitcher for Lee. Does that change anything?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not really… The trade is fair if you need an SP….

  159. nick m. says:
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    Please rank in 12 team H2H (cats): Liriano, Cashner, Hochevar, Bud Norris. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Norris, Cashner…

  160. Tim says:
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    Have cc,lee,Kershaw,Lester,… And I am last in wins!
    Who would have thunk it
    Picked up Bauer off waivers…hoping for some luck…
    Might pick up Parker….would u start him Tom night?
    Need a win

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would…..

  161. Steve says:
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    Come on you A’s!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tie game… Probably doesn’t help you though…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, Hopefully Blackley gets through this one unscathed, the A’s score a couple and Balfour gets me a Hold…

        • Steve says:
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          @Steve, Step 1 accomplished.

          • Steve says:
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            @Steve, C’mon Cespedes. You’re (almost) my last hope…

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              You like Blackley cause he sounds like the rugby team, right?

              • Steve says:
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                @Grey, Hadn’t thought of that, but mainly cos you told me to start him (emoticon)

                • Steve says:
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                  @Steve, Nooooo! Not Miller – Balfour!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hehe… Or that…

  162. later tater says:
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    hey grey,

    just traded c santana for j johnson – feel i got somethin’ for nothin’, right? (12 team roto league -need era & whip help)
    picked up aj ellis as replacement catcher until my lucroy returns from the dl

    now, stick with ellis or make a waiver claim to get catcher jesus?

    as always, thanks for the help

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus

  163. SuchAHosmer says:
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    Grey what do you think of this offer I received in a H2H 12 keeper league?

    I get Longoria, Bruce and Freeman for CarGo, Lawrie and Rizzo.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not crazy about it…

  164. Poo Holes says:
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    Is Mike Trout for Starlin Castro a fair deal? I’m currently rolling with JJ Hardy and I need an upgrade. The rest of my OF is J-Upton and Pence, and I have Kendrys and Morse at UTIL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s fair… For sure…

  165. Fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.

    Hudson says elbow has been hurting a while – I read an article that said it was a delivery flaw so I started him

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah… Would’ve been nice if he told someone before today’s start…

      • Steve says:
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        @Grey, To save you searching through the comments, not only did I trade Hudson away to get A-Ram, I included another pitcher in the deal too.

        His name?

        Felipe Paulino.

        • chata says:
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          @Steve,

          beaver cleaver .

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice trade! Was it to Hippo?

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey, If only. Nah, it was in the ol’ H2H.

  166. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .500

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s unstoppable!

  167. Steven says:
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    Grey-

    Hughes, detwiler or buerhle

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hughes

  168. Steve says:
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    C’mon Belt. Give us something here.

  169. DSimms says:
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    Grey- some advice por favor for my 10 team league
    C-jesus
    1B-votto
    2B-kipnis
    3b-m reynolds (longoria dl)
    SS-andrus
    OF-bruce
    OF-Trout
    OF-d jennings
    U-Morse
    U-bj upton
    bench- Rizzo

    so my team has plenty speed but im lacking in power, should i drop jennings or upton for stubbs? also any glaring holes in my line-up i should pay attention to?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stubbs over Upton…

      • DSimms says:
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        @Grey, thanks sir

  170. Steve says:
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    Didn’t realise Tommy Milone hit a home run in his first major league at-bat.

    Makes me like him even more.

  171. chata says:
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    @ Steve
    @ vinko

    new leader in the clubhouse , over at the Couch , according to stat-tracker .

    • Steve says:
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      @chata, Yes indeed.

      • chata says:
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        @Steve,

        not to highlight my own involvement , buy i truly believe this to be
        a 7-horse race .
        having gone through life , oblivious to my surrounds , am not convinced
        that this is a common occurrence at this stage of the game .

        some of the words will have to be changed , but am reminded of this :
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmBxVfQTuvI

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